IDG Captures Two Neal Awards

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 14, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced it has received top honors in two categories at the 2002 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony, held yesterday at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. IDG's CIO and PC World received two awards. The American Business Media's annual Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence in independent business publications.


IDG's CIO won an award in the 'Best Single Article' category for "Outbreak"(June 1, 2001 issue). PC World continued its Neal Awards winning streak this year, capturing the award for 'Best Subject-Related Series of Articles' for their May 2001 issue on Internet dangers, "Net Threats 2001." Since 1995, PC World has earned a record of 13 Neal Awards, plus two Grand Neal Awards – more than any other computer/technology publication.

"The Neal Awards set the standard for editorial quality in the publishing industry, and this recognition is a tremendous honor for IDG, " said Kelly Conlin, president and CEO of IDG. "Our journalists take great pride in their accomplishments and continually strive to raise the bar for editorial excellence as they assist readers in making critical business and technology decisions."

The Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards were created by American Business Media in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in independent business publications. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. ABP received 967 Neal entries for this year's competition. The twenty winners were selected from 69 finalists by a distinguished panel of judges.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.01 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld /InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo and the new BioITWorld Conference & Expo. Research company IDC provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at